The Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technology 2010: Going Mainstream

The Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technology 2010: Going Mainstream (Paperback)

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The Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technology 2010: Going Mainstream
Purdue University Press
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Book Description

A wide variety of disciplines are embracing tablet PCs and similar pen-based devices as tools for the radical enhancement of teaching and learning. Deployments of tablet PCs have spanned the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels and have dealt with an amazingly diverse range of subject areas including nursing, veterinary science, geology, ethno-musicology, anthropology, landscape architecture, writing, mathematics, computer science, Japanese language, physics, engineering, art, economics, as well as others. Despite the diversity of content areas, many deployments have been similar in terms of the passion they have generated among students and teachers. This work, stemming from the Fifth Workshop on the Impact of Pen-Based Technology on Education (WIPTE), will help the reader appreciate this passion. Each chapter consists of a refereed paper contributed by an author with experience deploying tablet PCs to support teaching and learning. Each author’s experiences are presented along with the results of an evaluation of the effectiveness of the approach.

Book Reviews

The impact of tablet PCs and pen-based technology on education; going mainstream, 2010.Ed. by Robert H. Reed and Dave A. Berque.Purdue University Press, ©2010;164 $24.95 978-1-55753-574-0
The Fifth Workshop on the Impact of Pen-based Technology on Education is documented here with 15 full papers and abstracts of 15 more. The annual workshops are attended by people interested in educational uses of Tablet PCs and other types of pen-based computing, and to help identify best practices so that all educators can benefit from the technology. Among the topics are implementing an inverted classroom using Tablet PCs for content development, what makes open policy for wireless computers in classrooms a good or bad idea, and building a better math tutor system. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)

About the Editor(s):

Rob H. Reed is the Higher Education Segment Manager in the Personal Systems Group at Hewlett-Packard. He has thirteen years of experience in the fields of engineering and technology. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard, Rob worked in University Relations for Microsoft Research. Rob has worked for Deloitte Consulting and taught technology to undergraduates at Indiana University.

Laura M. Konkle is the President of DyKnow, a software company focused on educational technology. Under her leadership, DyKnow software has been adopted by thousands of educators in K-12 and higher education. Laura has spent fifteen years in the high-tech industry, with the past six years targeting education technology. Prior to DyKnow, she served as the Vice President of Finance and Operations for Aprimo Inc., an enterprise marketing solutions company. Over the course of her career, Laura has served in key leadership roles in numerous high growth ventures. She has a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arizona and is a certified public accountant.

Dr. Dave Berque is professor and chair of computer science at DePauw University. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1997, he was named the Baccalaureate Colleges Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He has published more than 20 refereed journal and conference papers and has received several grants from the National Science Foundation. Dave's pen-based computing projects have been discussed in a variety of venues including CNN, The New York Times, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dave also works as an instructional technology consultant for DyKnow.